ADIA is focused on securing long-term policy and funding arrangements to ensure patients – wherever in Australia they might live and whatever their financial circumstances – have access to high quality and affordable diagnostic imaging services.
We are determined that future funding arrangements must promote quality practice and better reflect practice costs. Increased and more efficient funding is crucial to ensure the viability of diagnostic imaging in Australia.
Imaging practices and radiologists engaged in the private sector now deliver the majority of all Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services in Australia. It is therefore vital that private sector imaging remains viable over the long-term to ensure public sector providers – the public hospitals – are not overwhelmed.
ADIA members, from large practice groups to single independent practices, provide crucial diagnostic imaging services to millions of Australians – services that are too important to risk.
We are determined that future funding arrangements must promote quality practice and better reflect practice costs.